Former Playmate Dani Mathers, 30, pleaded no dispute to clear up a criminal situation for taking a picture of a nude woman at a gym and also posting the online.

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Playboy design Danielle "Dani" Mathers leaves Los Angeles County remarkable Court, Wednesday, may 24, 2017, ~ pleading no challenge to dues she covertly snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posted the online through a mocking comment. She was sentenced come probation and also 30 days neighborhood service.Reed Saxon / AP
A previous Playboy playmate criminally fee after secretly taking a photo of a naked woman at a Los Angeles gym and snarkily uploading it to Snapchat pleaded no contest on Wednesday and was sentenced come probation and community labor.

Dani Mathers, 30, will certainly be under probation for three years and must finish 30 work of local graffiti cleanup, according to a court clerk.


Mathers to be charged in November v one count of invasion of privacy in the July incident, in i m sorry the 2015 Playboy Playmate the the Year snapped a photograph of the naked 70-year-old and posted it come Snapchat v the text "If i can"t unsee this climate you can"t either."

"She yes, really apologizes indigenous the bottom of she heart for what happened," Mathers’ attorney thomas Mesereau said exterior of court. "She never ever thought this would certainly come out favor this. Never intended come hurt anyone."


Model Dani Mathers, center, in court with her attorney during a listening in Los Angeles on may 24, 2017. Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

Mathers’ post elicited criticism from those who said she was “body shaming” the woman.


Mathers turned off the post and also apologized, saying that she only meant come send the photo to a friend rather than re-publishing it with her countless followers. She said at the time that she took complete responsibility for her actions.


Experts stated it was among the first times someone had actually been criminally charge in connection with body-shaming in a society media post.

"This is a an extremely important situation with really forceful message linked with it: that body shaming is no tolerated in ours city," Los Angeles City lawyer Mike Feuer stated at a news conference after the plea.


The charge carried a maximum punish of increase to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine, he claimed at the moment that criminal charge was announced.


Feuer stated that as soon as he heard about the instance he to be "incredulous" that acquisition a picture under the circumstances was versus the law, distributing it online was not. He stated the state senate newly passed a bill that would make those that distribute together photos topic to a fine and also restitution to pay because that its removal from the internet, and is confident the assembly complies with suit.

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Mathers will also have to salary the victim $60 for a new backpack, because she can be well-known by the one watched in the photo, officials said.

"Body shaming can devastate its subject," Feuer said. "People room mocked, castle humiliated and in ways that they deserve to never completely get back."